Geekery Grab Bag: Zeppelin Attack! Kickstarter

If you’re on the Eastern Seaboard of the US, happy snow day!  Hope your snow day is filled with relaxed productivity.  Aside from reading and writing reviews, I thought I’d give you, dear readers, a glimpse of my afternoon project. Clearly the desk of an evil mastermind. Muahahaha.   Pictured above is the print-and-play rendition of Zeppelin Attack!, the next ... Read More »

The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig

When someone mentions Chuck Wendig, there are a couple of things that come to mind. “Whiskey-imbued soupcatcher-wearing penmonkey master of the profane” is number one. Miriam Black is number two. And the foul-mouthed miscreant is back in The Cormorant, the follow-up to Wendig’s previous hit novels, Blackbirds and Mockingbird. Being able to see how and when people die has always ... Read More »

The Rook (The Chequy Files #1) by Daniel O’Malley

Once again, I was perusing the fantasy section when, out the corner of my eye, I spotted a weird little book. On the cover I saw no swarthy ax wielding barbarians or calligraphic titles but a simple red, black, and white color scheme. The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley, written in bold, white Arial font, was the title of this oddly ... Read More »

Top 20 Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels of 2013

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Wow, I can’t believe this is the fourth time already that we’re posting a list of our favorite novels of the year. And what a year 2013 was! The speculative genre, with all its varying subgenres, is constantly growing in quality and volume. It never ceases to amaze me to see the refreshingly original ideas that new authors release and ... Read More »

A Turn of Light (Night’s Edge #1) by Julie E. Czerneda

Even I can appreciate a good romance novel from time to time. Though I am often found enjoying epic multi-volume narratives fraught with battles and magic, once in a while a yearning for something simple takes hold. Thus I took a recommendation to read A Turn of Light, the first in Julie E. Czerneda’s Night’s Edge series. Judging from the cover, ... Read More »

Editor’s Gems of 2013

Happy New Year, dear readers! 2013 was a busy year. For me, that included finishing a degree, lining up work, figuring various things out. Y’know. Life. Unfortunately, this meant I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked. In 2012, I read somewhere in the vicinity of 75 books. This past year, I didn’t even make 30. …It ... Read More »

The Night Eternal (The Strain #3) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This review contains spoilers for The Strain and The Fall The final book in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s collaborative trilogy of vampire horror novels, The Night Eternal brings to an end the events begun in The Strain and continued in The Fall. Taking place two years after the conclusion of The Fall, The Night Eternal features a drastically ... Read More »

The Fall (The Strain #2) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This review contains spoilers for The Strain The second entry in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy, The Fall picks up directly where the first book left off. With most of the trilogy’s heavy exposition having been covered in The Strain, The Fall is much more focused on direct conflict with the vampires. The infection continues to ... Read More »

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Allegiant is the conclusion to Veronica Roth’s highly popular Divergent series. And ohhh boy, was I excited about it. I read a good amount of young adult books, and this series was one of my absolute favorites. I had just finished rereading the first two and was completely pumped to read what I was sure would be a great conclusion to ... Read More »